Stoke Bruerne, Class 1
Welcome to the Autumn Term! It is such a pleasure to be back.
This term we are 'Adventurers and Explorers', travelling to The New World with Christopher Columbus and into Space with Neil Armstrong and Tim Peaks. As part of this exciting history topic, we will be converting our role play area into Columbus' ship and then into a rocket ship; so, prepare for blast off! Space will play a key role in our literacy work too, as we use ‘How to catch a star’ by Oliver Jeffers, alongside ‘Katie and the Starry Night’ by James Mayhew, ‘Draw Me a Star’ by Eric Carle and ‘Laura’s Star’ by Klaus Baumgart to inspire our writing.
As we adventure through the term, we will develop our geographical location skills whilst accessing world maps.
In maths lessons, we will be exploring number and place value. We will be concentrating on counting, ordering and comparing numbers as well as understanding place value to help with a variety of calculations. Reception will learn to write numbers to 10 accurately. Year 1 and 2 will be learning their 2, 5 and 10 times tables. Year 2 will extend this area further by exploring related division facts.
Our 'Sounds Write' scheme will be introduced to Reception children, as Year 1 and 2 continue to consolidate their phonics knowledge thorugh the next steps of the programme . This is a comprehensive phonics scheme, supported by practical, reading and dictation tasks. Kinetic letters handwriting practise will continue hand in hand with these daily sessions.
We will apply our skills from all areas of the curriculum through continuous provision activities, both inside the classroom and in our outdoor and garden area.
If you have any questions or queries about your child’s learning, please do not hesitate to pop in and see me. My door is always open. Remember to keep checking our class dojo story to see what we've been up to!
P.S. 'Adventurers and Explorers' topic letter attached below.